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2005-12-08 01:30:24

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and China held a new round of strategic talks on Wednesday, discussions Washington said underscored shared responsibilities as "stakeholders" in the global economic and security system. State Department deputy spokesman Adam Ereli said the two-day meeting in Washington would cover bilateral issues as well as international topics including Iraq and Sudan and the the nuclear ambitions of North Korea and Iran. "They will be looking at a number of...

2005-12-07 19:53:12

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and China held a new round of strategic talks on Wednesday, discussions Washington said underscored shared responsibilities as "stakeholders" in the global economic and security system. State Department deputy spokesman Adam Ereli said the two-day meeting in Washington would cover bilateral issues as well as international topics including Iraq and Sudan and the the nuclear ambitions of North Korea and Iran. "They will be looking at a number of...

2005-11-21 06:10:33

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's visit to Beijing, which ended on Monday, had the trappings of a whistle-stop campaign appearance intended to sell his message that the United States wants China to free up its politics and economy before the two countries can move closer. But the closely scripted encounter between Bush and his Chinese hosts seemed to retrace, not narrow, the differences, analysts said. "Both sides are paying more attention to the...

2005-10-18 04:04:46

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrived in Beijing on Tuesday on a visit aimed at boosting military ties with China, a rising Asian power some Americans view warily as a potential rival. Rumsfeld, making his first trip to China as defense chief, said the United States wanted Chinese help in curbing North Korea's nuclear programs and fighting terrorism. Washington also hopes to increase military-to-military exchanges,...

2005-10-07 02:23:45

By David Schlesinger and Paul Holmes TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian declared on Friday he would not be rushed into talks with China, saying it was vital to preserve the island's sovereign status. Whereas China's leaders have said they were striving for talks to start even if they had delays during the negotiations, "I want to revise that statement," Chen said in an interview. "I want to strive for delays while not fearing talks." He said his go-slow policy would...

2005-10-06 23:57:07

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Former Taiwan president Lee Teng-hui, whose last U.S. visit in 1995 led China to fire missiles into the Taiwan Strait, will travel to the United States next week, officials said on Friday. The visit by the 82-year-old former president -- venerated by some as the father of Taiwan democracy and leading advocate of independence -- is likely to upset China, which claims the self-ruled island of 23 million people as its own. Lee, who stepped down in 2000, is due to...

2005-10-06 18:52:36

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and China will make a fourth try next week at negotiating a comprehensive textile trade deal, U.S. trade officials said on Thursday. U.S. and Chinese negotiators will meet Oct 12-13 in Beijing for talks on a pact that potentially could restrict China's textile and clothing shipments to the United States through the end of 2008, the U.S. Trade Representative's office said. The negotiations are driven by U.S. industry concerns about a sharp...

2005-10-06 01:40:41

By Alice Hung TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian, under pressure from Washington to pass an arms package blocked by opposition lawmakers, offered on Thursday to deliver a report in parliament to seek support for the $11 billion special budget. It is unprecedented for the president to present policy in parliament. Under Taiwan's complicated political system, the president is the head of the state who appoints a premier, who in turn delivers government policies to the...

2005-09-29 12:00:51

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and China failed to reach a comprehensive textile agreement in a third round of talks this week but will resume negotiations in October, U.S. trade officials said on Thursday. "We were able to make progress, particularly with product coverage and quota levels, but we did not reach an agreement with the Chinese, "lead U.S. textile negotiator David Spooner said in a statement announcing that the talks ended Wednesday night. U.S....

2005-09-28 19:37:08

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and China are edging closer to a deal that could curb billions of dollars in clothing imports from China, but one more round of talks may be needed, U.S. industry officials said on Wednesday. "I think the bet right now is they're seriously going for it," said Cass Johnson, president of the National Council of Textile Organizations. "It's certainly a better dynamic than we've seen in the past." U.S. and Chinese negotiators met...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'